Longsnout Seahorse

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Longsnout Seahorse

This marine aquarium fish is known as Longsnout Seahorse and the correct latin name is Hippocampus reidi. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Seahorse family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Seahorse belongs to peaceful species.

Longsnout Seahorse can grow up to 17 cm what is approximately 6 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Longsnout Seahorse fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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